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20/02/18

Our class has been using Language Gym during our Spanish lessons. Sophie, 8G Digital Leader https://t.co/l3ByKb4Dm6

20/02/18

Congratulations to the Invicta Equestrian Team! Amelia qualified for the County Championships to be held in April and won the 80cm class. The team came 3rd. Amelia then went on to come 4th in the 90cm class. https://t.co/ASXQ37kQJa

20/02/18

The World Challenge students recently organised a Quiz Night at Invicta in order to raise money for their trip to Cambodia in July. Over 100 guests arriving to support them and to test their knowledge in the 10 rounds organised! An amazing £1110.52 was raised! https://t.co/Q3u0vFpWUU

20/02/18

Well done to Charlotte 10V, who recently competed in the regional final of the Future Chef Competition. Charlotte was crowned runner up of the competition – an amazing achievement! https://t.co/NsTGNcD7BC

20/02/18

Well done Ellie 12C, she made her debut with U19 Netball Squad, playing their first two matches of the NPL (National Performance League) at Worcester University winning both matches comfortably. There are many games up until April culminating in a major tournament. https://t.co/4Keyu6ioNs

19/02/18

7-a–side Football Tournament at Maplesden Noakes, Marcus, team coach reported. 12 schools took part in 7 a side football over the last 4 weeks. The Invicta Year 7 and 8 team only lost 1 game out of the 11 played, topping the table with a 16 point lead, to win the competition! https://t.co/mmKBsXDJc2

19/02/18

Congratulations to Abby 11T, Amelia 11V and Kirsten 11V who have been selected as the new delegates for World School 2018. The girls will be representing the school (and the UK!) at the World School forum later this year in Japan. https://t.co/CZxsbAO7eB

19/02/18

Retweeted From Downs Mail

It will be a dream come true for a former pupil when she takes to the stage at in Maidstone with next month: https://t.co/FcTfWENabn https://t.co/APU1B52IIU

19/02/18

The Theme of the Week: Be Open-minded about Internationalism, Religion and Culture. Assemblies and tutor time will be based on the theme.

09/02/18

Congratulations to Charlotte in Year 10, runner up in the 'Future Chef Regional Final' yesterday. We are very proud! https://t.co/z0KVCaYVRb

08/02/18

Year 11 photography students enjoyed their trip to London and their visit to The Tate Modern, which they found very inspiring! https://t.co/rnoiLpFVdE

08/02/18

Local Primary School pupils attended the Primary Maths Challenge Day at Invicta yesterday. https://t.co/OxtL6cthon

08/02/18

Congratulations Maddie, we are very proud of you! https://t.co/2DKm1MmUDF

07/02/18

Our next Broadening Horizons Lecture, open to all students in Years 9-13, will be on Thursday, 8 February, given by Reverend David Cook: ‘Sparta, Plato, and Joined-Up-Thinking on Education’.

07/02/18

Retweeted From Press Association

One hundred years ago today, British women secured the right to vote (if they were married, over 30 and owned property). But the UK was not the first country to do so https://t.co/QJhUDx3M0q

06/02/18

Reinforcing the importance of e-Safety on Safe Internet Day 2018 https://t.co/HIxQM4gktG

06/02/18

All students are taking part in special audience participation assemblies today, dedicated to Safer Internet Day. They have been reminded about age restrictions, bullying, fake news, plus much more on Social Media. https://t.co/Ji9EumPoh0

06/02/18

On Saturday, a few people from the invicta music department were invited to watch the Maidstone Symphony Orchestra and Sheku Kanneh-Mason play at the Maidstone Leisure Centre. It was a great experience and some people even got signatures! Jennifer, Digital Leader https://t.co/VSt2ch9W3k

06/02/18

Safer Internet Day 2018 https://t.co/ORPrGyZ7NY

05/02/18

Invicta’s Annual Burns Night was a great success. Guests enjoyed having the haggis piped in, followed by a traditional meal after having Mrs Lloyd address the haggis. After the meal the raffle was drawn and then the dancing commenced! https://t.co/gf8YgYOZfU

05/02/18

In preparation for their World Challenge Expedition to Cambodia in July, the challengers from Invicta completed a 12.5 mile hike around the Bewl Water Reservoir. All students completed the hike in 5 hours or less, despite the weather not quite being on side! https://t.co/X7BIHeBzBB

05/02/18

Alice in 9G, Niamh in 7A and Holly in 10I recently competed in the Kent County Dressage Qualifiers, in our first Invicta Equestrian Event. All of the girls did very well despite being up against some tough competition and unfavourable weather. A special well done to each of them. https://t.co/MNKg1cIX9X

05/02/18

Well done to Asha in 12T, for being selected by the British Athletics to join their Athlete Academy in Sporting Excellence Programme for 2018. The Academy is a key part of the British Athletics Performance Pathway for young athletes aged between 16 and 18. https://t.co/quVMf07GTR

05/02/18

Congratulations to Sophie in 7T. Sophie, together with the 4th Gillingham Sea Scout Swimming Team competed in the Royal Navy Annual Swimming Gala in Plymouth. Sophie came 4th in the Under 12’s Back Stroke race.

05/02/18

Well done to Lottie in 9I and Isabelle in 7A. Both competed at High Wycombe Judo Tournament for Girls in January. Isabelle competed in the U13 and narrowly missed out on bronze in her last fight! Lottie competed in the U16 and gained 3rd place, Bronze for her category. https://t.co/yrwE51ffPs

05/02/18

Good luck to the following students: Year 7 - Josie, Ava, Aoife, Amelia, Bryony, Charlotte, Lily and Amy and Year 8 students - Mary, Anna, Toni, Zuzanna, Carys, Emma, Megan and Nhyira, who will all be competing in the Kent Sportshall Athletics Finals. .

05/02/18

Thank you to everyone who supported the non-uniform day on Friday raising funds for , an amazing £1025.39 was raised! The next event is the half marathon in Headcorn on 25 February. https://t.co/joh7RN1pAO https://t.co/n6O6YtTkGo

05/02/18

Students enjoyed celebrating the international with sorting cupcakes, punch and a very challenging quiz. https://t.co/jtHTbSJIoz

05/02/18

Congratulations to the World Challenge students for organising a fantastic quiz night on Saturday, raising over over £1100 for their Summer expedition. https://t.co/z9207uJ7Ah

05/02/18

The Theme of the Week: Safer Internet Week - Be Knowledgeable about Safety. Assemblies and tutor times will be based on the theme.

05/02/18

Congratulations ladies, excellent team work! https://t.co/Ax9AXeExlH

05/02/18

Retweeted From ApprenticeKent

Become a qualified builder by doing an ! This is a brilliant opportunity in the Dartford/Gravesend area to earn while you learn. Go to - https://t.co/5SpKlhht5v https://t.co/WFgnBS9lMs

05/02/18

Retweeted From Valley Invicta TSA

Wondering if take up a career in Primary or History teaching on our School Direct programme whether there will be good places for trips? What could be better than the home of the Boleyns?! https://t.co/LeLdlio1cX

02/02/18

Congratulations to Megan in 7A who recently attended the Leon Paul Fencing Tournament in Stratford-upon-Avon. Megan competed in the U13's and came a respectable 9th. Well done Megan and good luck for your tournament in London this weekend. https://t.co/iqdrbUEduO

02/02/18

Thank you to everyone for donating to for the Non Uniform Day today. Do not forget there is still plenty of time to sponsor the team of Invicta staff taking part in the Headcorn Half Marathon on Sunday, 25 February. https://t.co/joh7RN1pAO https://t.co/FVybZcKQ3m

01/02/18

7S were investigating how the brightness charges according to the number of bulbs and batteries. Mollie, Digital Leader https://t.co/6mnBMOaR6c

01/02/18

On your marks get set go! 8A in their PE lesson. Heidi, Digital Leader https://t.co/C9Pi5MBo8l

01/02/18

We currently have vacancies for Teachers of English, Maths and Science. Further information can be found on our school website: https://t.co/ZB7cdBXlV3 Invicta is an outstanding school with excellent prospects, come and see for yourself! https://t.co/DGjdwY3M3g

01/02/18

Have you read Invicta's School Blog this week, written by Senior Prefect Erin-Jane? https://t.co/5BoYIJLFAv https://t.co/gFEtSkBduQ

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Posted on: October 11th 2017

Italian Design Tour

After an excellent flight the ‘Fashion Pack’ student group of A Level Fashion and Textiles and Product Design Textiles and 3D students arrived at Milan Malpensa.  They were greeted by their host families and were whisked away to enjoy their first night of Italian hospitality.

Day One began at our partner school Enrico Tosi in the Lombardy town of Busto Arsizio, which has been a major centre for textile production over many years.  The girls worked in small groups to research a selected Italian Fashion designer and to create a presentation on that designer, their brand identity and iconic status in the design world. In the afternoon we were lucky to enjoy a walk in the warm sunshine as we made our way to the Museum of Textiles in Busto. 

Day two was all about Fashion!  The group headed into central Milan by train.  On arriving at the famous Galleria the students then walked around the Fashion District of Via Montenapoloeone and Via Manzoni.  From there they travelled by Metro to the Armani Silos.  This is a superb exhibition of over a 1000 products created by the world famous Italian designer, Gorgio Armani, a truly impressive and memorable experience.  From there the group returned to the centre of Milan and then back to the Fashion district for a tour of the world famous school of Fashion design, the Marangoni Fashion Institute. 

On day three the group were joined by all of their Italian hosts on a second visit to Milan.  This time the visit was focused on Arts and Culture followed by some serious retail therapy.  After arriving in the Cordonna station, the group made their way on foot to the main square where the gothic spires of the Duomo and the covered roof of the Galleria Vittorio were enjoyed by all.  The first venue of interest to the group was the world famous opera house Teatro La Scala.  The group then travelled on foot to the Pinocoteca De Brera Art gallery and University of Art & Design.  The gallery is home to famous art work by Mantegna, Caravaggio, Raphael, Canaletto, Modigliani and others. 

A slightly relaxed day four was spent with host families.  The majority of the group spent the day visiting Arona on the shore of Lake Maggiore.  The others went to Stressa also on Lake Maggiore.  A few were lucky enough to go by boat to the Borromeo islands to enjoy the palaces and gardens in the glorious Italian sunshine.

Day five and the group travelled by coach to Como.  The first stop was the luxury fabric and award winning manufacturer, Canepa, still a family owned business. Both the curator and conservationist spoke to the students about their work.  The company employ over 200 digital designers and the group visited the design room to see the original artwork painted out and then the digital modifications carried out to develop the designs for print production.  The group then went into the centre of Como to enjoy the streets, the Cathedral and excellent ice cream!

After a walk around the side of the lake the students visited the Ratti Fondazione set in a beautiful villa still owned by the Ratti family.  An outstanding archive collected by Mr Ratti, a very important Italian Textile manufacturer who had collected fabrics dating from the very earliest Coptic Textiles.  The Curator, Francina Chiara took the students through a ‘Made in Italy’ tour of textiles from the 15th Century Renaissance Italy and finishing with work by the ‘Prince of Prints’, Emilio Pucci.

Finally day six was spent at the school.  During the morning the students continued working in the groups from day one and finished their presentations on key Italian Fashion designers. After lunch they worked on creating three dimensional fashion from brightly coloured crepe paper.  Much fun was had while generating their products which were then show cased at the end and a winner selected.  The Invicta group had also been asked to complete a watercolour postcard which would be posted back to the UK to create a ‘Postcard’ from Italy exhibit and a winner was decided.  The postcards were excellent and the winner was Summer Burchell, the best sketchbook prizes went to runner up Shubbie Olutogunpolu and winner, Katy Barton and the best recording of the overall trip went to Isabel Williamson.  

There were lots of tears and joy as the group said their goodbyes to their hosts and boarded the coach to return to Malpensa airport.  Eve Grundy was met by her parents at the airport for a wonderful surprise for her 18th birthday as she was going to be able to stay on in Milan while the rest of the group sadly had to fly home. 

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